Category Archives: Room 1024

So Racheline used to be a dominatrix

In the early 2000s I worked as a dominatrix for about 18 months.  Doing the work as a pro didn’t really suit me, but I did learn a tremendous amount about myself, my kink, and other people and their desires … Continue reading

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Personal connections to the BDSM culture

When I suggested writing Room 1024 to Erin, I thought it would be easy. After all, I’m intimately familiar with both BDSM activities and culture, and, despite being a chick, had a lot of mentors in the gay leather scene … Continue reading

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New to BDSM? Room 1024 might be just the book for you

My cowriter, Racheline Maltese, has a lot of first-hand experience in and around the BDSM community. I, on the other hand, have exactly zero. Which meant that, while we were writing Room 1024, she spent a lot of time sending … Continue reading

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Room 1024 and the Pleasure of Process

Today Erin & I are celebrating the release of Room 1024 our novelette set at a gay men’s leather conference. Promoting this story is a little weird — if we lead with “responsible non-monogamy” that leaves out some key elements of the … Continue reading

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Getting in over our (and our characters’) heads

Room 1024 is about two couples negotiating their lives and partnerships within the familiar — to them — structure of BDSM relationships. But as much as BDSM provides Cam and Noah, and Lou and Stephen, a framework for their responsibilities … Continue reading

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Room 1024: A Book With an HFN

Most of what my co-writer, Racheline Maltese, and I write can be pretty fairly classified as an HEA. We like finding new and creative ways (and subverting some old ones) to give our characters their well-earned Happily Ever After. Which … Continue reading

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Why we write characters who are kind of jerks

While Room 1024 was in production, our editor pointed out a place where one of the main characters, an older dom named Lou, came off as kind of a jerk. “Well, she’s not wrong….” Erin said. “Man, we always write … Continue reading

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